DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket No. 22-81]
46 FR 60485
December 10, 1981
Foreign-Trade Zone 51, Duluth, Minnesota; Application for Expansion
TEXT: Notice is hereby given that an application has been submitted to the
Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) by the Seaway Port Authority of
Duluth (the Port Authority), grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 51, requesting
authority to expand its zone to include an industrial park site in Duluth,
Minnesota, within the Duluth Customs port of entry. The application was
submitted pursuant to the provisions of the Foreign-Trade Zones Act, as
amended (19 U.S.C. 81a-81u), and the regulations of the Board (15 CFR
Part 400). It was formally filed on December 2, 1981. The applicant is
authorized to make this proposal under Section 2, Chapter 270, Laws of
On November 27, 1979, the Port Authority received authority from the
Board to establish a foreign-trade zone project (Board Order 149, 44 FR
70508, 12/7/79). The facility is located on a 1.3-acre parcel with an
11,000 square foot building within the Arthur M. Clure Public Marine
Terminal in Duluth.
So that it can serve operations with large space requirements and
firms requiring their own facilities, the Port Authority now requests
the addition of an industrial park site as part of its zone project. The
proposed facility covers 29 acres at Enterprise Circle and Airpark
Boulevard within the 120-acre Airpark Industrial Park, Duluth, adjacent
to the Duluth International Airport. A number of firms have recently
expressed an interest in using zone procedures at Airpark for storage,
light processing and assembly of electronic products and medical
equipment and supplies.
In accordance with the Board's regulations, an Examiners Committee
has been appointed to investigate the application and report to the
Board. The committee consists of Dennis Puccinelli (Chairman), Foreign-
Trade Zones Staff, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C. 20230;
Robert W. Nordness, District Director, U.S. Customs Service, Region IX,
209 Federal Building, Duluth, Minnesota 55802; and Colonel Robert V.
Vermillion, District Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer District Detroit,
P.O. Box 1027, Detroit, Michigan 48231.
Comments concerning the proposed zone expansion are invited in
writing from interested persons and organizations. They should be
addressed to the Board's Executive Secretary at the address below and
postmarked on or before January 8, 1982.
A copy of the application is available for public inspection at each
of the following locations:
U.S. Customs District Office,
209 Federal Building,
Duluth, Minnesota 55802
Office of the Executive Secretary,
Foreign-Trade Zones Board,
U.S. Department of Commerce,
14th and E Streets, N.W., Room 3721,
Washington, D.C. 20230
Dated: December 7, 1981.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
Foreign-Trade Zones Board.
[FR Doc. 81-35371 Filed 12-9-81; 8:45 am]